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President of the National Indian Foundation intends to make changes in the organization

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Gen. Franklimberg Ribeiro de Freitas, president of FUNAI

 

The new president of National Indian Foundation (Funai), Franklimberg Ribeiro de Freitas, intends to make more changes in the structure of the organization and to review contracts. In his first interview after his inauguration, he said he will fight corruption and “ideologies” that he still sees in the institution. When returning to the position that was held until April of 2018, the general affirmed that it will strengthen the actions of combat to invasions and conflicts. I have denied, however, that this is a widespread threat. “They are punctual situations”,

Freitas from indigenous tribe Manauara, 63, is reserve’s General. He joined the Armed Forces in 1976, in Aman (Agulhas Negras Military Academy), has worked in the fight against environmental crimes, border traffic and support for indigenous communities in the region.

Before joining Funai, he was an institutional relations adviser for the CMA (Military Command of the Amazon), based in Manaus, Stade of Amazonas capital.